Economics Multiple Choice Question – 16 July 2019

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In which situation is a market allocatively efficient?

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  1. It is when consumer surplus equals producer surplus.
  2. It is when marginal social benefit equals marginal social cost.
  3. It is when there are both positive consumption externalities and positive production externalities.
  4. It is when the value of external benefits exceeds the value of external costs.

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The answer is 2

  1. Allocative efficiency would be achieved where consumer surplus plus producer surplus is maximised.
  2. Correct: Marginal social benefit equalling marginal social cost ensures that the value society places on the last unit produced equals the cost of that unit.
  3. The existence of externalities is likely to mean that market failure will occur.
  4. To ascertain whether allocative efficiency is being achieved, it is not sufficient just to compare external benefits and costs – social benefits and costs needed to be compared.

 

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Economics Multiple Choice Question – 15 July 2019

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What is the basic economic problem facing all societies?

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  1. a divergence between social costs and private costs
  2. unequal distribution of income
  3. unemployment of resources
  4. unlimited wants and scarce resources

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The answer is 4

  1. This is a problem in terms of allocation of resources but it is not the basic economic problem
  2. This may be a government priority but it is not the basic economic problem.
  3. This may be a policy issue for the government but it is not the basic economic problem.
  4. Correct: This explains why the basic economic problem of scarcity occurs.

 

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Economics Multiple Choice Question – 14 July 2019

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Which of the following is an example of government failure?

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  1. an increase in obesity caused by overconsumption of sugar
  2. a subsidy on sun cream which reduces the incidence of skin cancer
  3. government health warnings on cigarette packets which deter people from smoking
  4. government imposed rent controls which reduce the amount of rented accommodation available to the poor

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The answer is 4

  1. The is an example of market failure.
  2. Harmful effects (and negative externalities) of exposure to the sun are reduced.
  3. This is an example of successful provision of information to reduce overconsumption of a demerit good.
  4. Correct: This will make it more difficult for poor people to rent accommodation.

 

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Economics Multiple Choice Question – 13 July 2019

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Which statement about total revenue is correct?

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  1. It is always equal to total cost.
  2. It is always equivalent to profit.
  3. It is maximised when the price elasticity of demand is inelastic.
  4. It is price multiplied by the quantity sold.

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The answer is 4

  1. Costs and revenue are determined separately. Costs may be less than, equal to or greater than revenue.
  2. Total revenue is not the equivalent of profit
  3. Total revenue is maximised when price elasticity of demand = -1
  4. Correct: Total revenue of a firm = the price of each unit times the number of units sold.

 

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Economics Multiple Choice Question – 12 July 2019

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Which of the following is an example of capital as a factor of production?

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  1. the airspace above an airport used by airlines
  2. cars used by a taxi firm in a city
  3. money used to set up a steel producing firm
  4. shares sold by an expanding insurance firm

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  1. This is an example of land.
  2. Correct: cars are a human-made good used to produce a service.
  3. This is not a factor of production.
  4. This is also not a factor of production.

 

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Economics Multiple Choice Question – 25 April 2019

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The increase in online banking has led to a reduction in the demand for counter staff in high street bank branches.

Which of the following types of unemployment is this most likely to have caused?

Select ONE answer:

  1. Cyclical
  2. Frictional
  3. Seasonal
  4. Structural

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The answer is 4

  1. This would have been caused by a decline in aggregate demand.
  2. This arises when workers are in between jobs.
  3. This occurs when workers are unemployed at certain times of the year.
  4. Correct: This is caused by a change in the technology used in the industry – a change in supply conditions.

 

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Economics Multiple Choice Question – 24 April 2019

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The table shows the amount of direct tax paid by individuals at different levels of income in a country in the eurozone.

Table 56

Which of the following statements about the country’s direct tax system is true?

Select ONE answer:

  1. The system is progressive throughout the income range
  2. The system is proportional from €10 000 to €20 000 only
  3. The system is proportional throughout the income range
  4. The system is regressive from between €20 000 and €30 000

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The answer is 2

  1. Tax does indeed rise as income rises but this does not define a progressive system.
  2. Correct: The proportion of income taxed remains at ten percent.
  3. It is indeed proportional in the 10–20,000 range but not thereafter.
  4. Regressive means a lower proportion of tax as income rises. Here it is higher.

 

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